Kentucky Peanut Butter Stout
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,841
Ranked #19,256
3.82 | pDev: 7.07%
Nov 21, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
Very Good
Kentucky Peanut Butter StoutKentucky Peanut Butter Stout
Notes: Kentucky Peanut Butter Stout is tan with a rocky head, full-body, and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. It is lightly sweet with a malty flavor accentuated by strong notes of bourbon, coffee, and peanut butter notes, overall balanced by a subtle hop.
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Ratings by teromous:
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I don't see a date on the bottle.

Appearance: The body is black and it has a short, light khaki head. It has a light but smooth slope of lacing. Not much head retention.

Aroma: It smells like peanut butter.

Taste: There is a note of toasted chocolate up front with hints of coffee. Towards the middle there is a toasty bread flavor with a bit of wheat crust. Towards the back of the mouth there is a bit of bitter coffee and it tapers off to the finish.

Mouthfeel: It feels thin but there is a nice toasty bitterness.

Overall: The label says "AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS" and "CONTAINS PEANUTS." The peanuts make an appearance in the aroma, and there is some toasty character that can be attributed to the flavor. The bourbon and barrel characters are missing. The body is thin enough to make the beer too uninteresting to carry the short list of flavors. I don't really recommend it and I doubt I would drink it again. It has some decent aromas and some good flavors but the lack of barrel, bourbon, and body are disappointing.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A delicious peanut butter stout - mild in both smell and taste. It's the mildness that both adds and detracts from it. It could have been a bit more flavorful, then again, those that try end up with something not so drinkable. This is certainly drinkable.
Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Dalkri from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the most authentic tasting peanut butter beer I've had. A good amount of pleasant peanut butter flavor and aroma. There's not much going on from the base beer or the barrel aging. The color is dark brown. The body is light for the style with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall a very nice "novelty" beer for peanut butter lovers but fairly one dimensional.
Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peanut butter, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, oak, light chocolate and peanut butter. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I got a 4pck of bottles of this beer from my local meijer store . It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had peanut butter flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with peanut butter cup presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: As dark as brown gets before becoming black. Beige head forms at a half inch and lasts only a minute before completely dissipating. Thin and wispy lacing.

S: Huge whiff of dry peanut powder on the nose. It is dominant and stifles all else. With warming and repeated sniffs, it opens into toffee, caramel, bourbon ball candy, bakers chocolate, mild soot, and a dose of corny-sweet bourbon with no bite. Underlying oak too.

T: Plenty of peanut powder, front and center, but overall we have more balance here than on the nose. There's a tame baseline of roasted malt: baker's chocolate and mild soot. Very slight coffee-like acidity. Caramel and toffee. Plenty of the trademark corny-sweet bourbon. No heat at all for how apparent the barrel juice is. Oaky. Super quick and mild grassy/herbal hops. Finishes with trailing bourbon and oak.

M: Medium-full. Creamy with a coating and chewy feel. Moderate sense of weight. Ample prickling carbonation.

O: Normally I like Alltech's hedonistic and straightforward approach to bourbon barrel aged beer. There's always loads of great bourbon and barrel flavor with little heat or bite. Every barrel aged beer they do revolves around that nice top note, and it's pleasant enough. I always appreciate it. Here though, it feels like someone went buck wild with the ol' PB2 powder in an attempt to appease the pastry stout crowd. The peanut powder even out-competes the barrel character at times, which is saying something. It's not bad, but it does feel kinda half-hearted and like nothing really fits together. It's just a good Alltech barrel aged stout with a bunch of peanut butter powder dumped into it and there isn't much more to say. It feels rather mediocre.
Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black, color with a tan colored head of one finger height. The head fades rather fast leaving some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is potent of a sweet peanut butter and roasted malt aroma mixed with a big showing of confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Along with these smells comes notes of milk chocolate and some light woody smells with a little bit of molasses and brown sugar rounding it all out. Overall, smells akin to a chocolate peanut butter cup.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and light chocolate taste mixed with just a touch of peanut and coffee. There is some sweet caramel and a bit of wood, as well as a touch of vanilla, all of which grow a bit stronger as the taste advances. Some bourbon flavor develops more toward the end, somewhat conflicting with the peanut and the sweet, leaving one with a somewhat off taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness with a carbonation level that is low. The lower carbonation is nice, but a thicker body would have been better for the style and the flavors.
Overall – Nothing too good here. The flavors don’t really meld well on this one. Not one I will ever go to again.
Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by SMH_NWI from Texas

May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into my Kentucky Bourbon Barrel snifter. This is a very dark stout with a short lived cap of tan foam. The foam was very fizzy until it disappeared. The stout is to dark to see through or observe the carbonation.
The nose is peanut and sweet chocolate, exactly what I expect from a peanut butter stout..
The flavor is peanuts at first, the tasty dry oak flavor to finish, and a little bourbon bite in between.
This has a nice creamy, smooth feel to it. Be careful how quickly you consume this one.
This has a little more ABV and bite than the other peanut butter brews that I have enjoyed, but to me anything with oak and bourbon flavors is a bonus.
May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Kentucky Peanut Butter Stout pours a dark brown, not much head. Aroma is filled with peanut butter. Flavor creamy, with lots of sweet, fresh, peanut butter. Just a little flat. Overall, its full of flavors, and simple, a peanut butter beer.
May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap.

A - Dark brown pour with with barely any lacing.

S - Some light chocolate malt with the same compliment of peanut butter mixed in.

T - Chocolate malt, some chocolate char, peanut butter, and some alcohol presence. There's a slight Bourbon trace on the back side.

M - Big medium to full bodied.

O - Decent but not sure I would buy again.
May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
For what it is this beer is quite good you get the peanut butter not too dry or bitter chocolates and a smooth mild bourbon wood finish. Is it world class? Not nothing by these guys are but for a 2 dollar find it was quite palatable and delivered on all fronts of expected flavors.
May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours dark brown in color with a one finger light khaki head that quickly reduces to a ring

S- aroma smells just like a peanut butter cup; roasted peanuts and milk chocolate. Undertones of light oak, caramel and vanilla

T- taste follows the nose with a nice notes of roasted peanuts, quickly followed by sweet chocolate. Mid-palate brings out some charred malt and caramel. The finish gives more roasted peanuts and chocolate with a linger of wet oak and barrel juice

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- peanut stouts are usually a hit or miss, but this is a nice representation of the style, with a nice complimenting chocolate note
May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Lexington Brewing Co. "Kentucky Peanut Butter Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating
$3.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It smells like peanut butter, so there's that. Of course the label reads "natural flavors" but that's fine by me as long as it smells and tastes like it's supposed to. It's a hazy, very dark mahogany brown that appears black in the full glass. The head is short cap of tan but it doesn't hold up very well at all. This is a barrel aged beer so I can give it a little bit of flexibility there as it's seen several transfers and has probably been foamed up three or four times - your foaming properties are limited, so once you've foamed up the beer to a certain extent that's it, it just won't foam anymore. The taste is as you might expect it to be. It's a stout with peanut butter flavoring, not a peanut butter beer that happens to be a stout. It's nice that they didn't over do it, and that it's not sweet. It's just a stout with notes of dark chocolate and some roastiness except that there's some peanut there as well. I'm getting a little bit of the Bourbon barrel character but not as much as you might hope for. It's nicely balanced overall and you barely notice the 8.2% ABV. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. For myself I think this is fine, but I doubt that a lot of people are going to be happy with the intensity of flavor in this barrel aged peanut butter stout.
Review #7,895
Apr 18, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by travelguy from Ohio

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Poured from a 12 oz bottle from total wine and more. Extremely dark brown pour. Almost black except the bottom shows the slight brownness of the stout.
Smell: Getting notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, slight peanut butter. Slightly rich smell of peanut butter. Almost like goober's peanut butter and jelly except slightly less rich.
Taste: Getting slight notes of peanut butter, not overwhelming like some brands make it but very god. Also getting notes of chocolate, malt, not really noticing the bourbon as much. Only in the end do you get the taste of it.
Feel: light bodied beer - light carbonation. Easy to drink. Very good!
Overall: Not my favorite but not my worst peanut butter stout I've tried. I really appreciate this because it seems like they cut back on the sweetness as the bourbon replaces most of the sweet to it and added flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. The bourbon alone makes this sweet so adding more would be to sweet for someone to drink. Nice!
Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle. Fresh from the store but no dating found on the bottle. .

Appearance. Near black brown body with a decent off-white head.

The aroma is an unattractive mess. Fortunately, the flavor is much better, with bourbon, peanuts, and dark roasted grains all clearly present. Still, it's not as good as it should be (but fits with my overall impression of this brewer).
Mar 26, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
creamy stout with just enough peanut butter flavors to give it a great after taste
Mar 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours almost black; fluffy khaki head that fades leaving okay retention and decent lacing.

The aromas have peanut butter and vanilla leading the way. Some caramel. Malts are there. It smells like cream soda.

The flavors follow the nose. More peanut butter and vanilla leading the way. More caramel along with some hazelnut. Some cocoa and chocolate in the mix. The bourbon is pretty mild and basically goes unnoticed. The flavors also have a cream soda vibe going on. Malts do their thing. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with active carbonation. It's thin, sharp and crisp.

This is a alright brew. As I've stated a couple times before, this beer reminds me of cream soda. The peanut butter comes through. The bourbon basically goes unnoticed.
Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was pretty solid, I've come to realize most peanut butter beers will taste more of peanut flour than peanut butter, the barrel rounds it out nicely and overall it's decent. Not exceptional but it is what it says it is
Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by Danzifer from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Good, but nothin' special. If anything, that high ABV will warm your britches.
Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves a nice coating of lacing.

I get some peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee notes.

The taste is coffee and chocolate with peanut butter supporting the flavor.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

Not Alltech's best effort. I like a lot of their beers and was hoping for the best. It is hard to find a great peanut butter beer. I am often disappointed.
Feb 17, 2022
Kentucky Peanut Butter Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 26 ratings